May 29, 2017
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Postpartum Depression (cont.)

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What is the prognosis of postpartum depression?

Women who have suffered from postpartum depression are much more likely to have depression again sometime in the future. They are also at risk for being the victim of emotional, physical, or sexual abuse, as well as for developing tobacco or other substance abuse. Children of mothers with PPD are at risk for medical emotional challenges as a result of problematic relationships with their mother and of receiving compromised care from their mother.

Is it possible to prevent postpartum depression?

Intensive nursing intervention in the form of visits to new mothers by a nurse can help prevent the development of postpartum depression.

Where can people get more information about postpartum depression?

Jennifer Mudd Houghtaling Postpartum Depression Foundation

200 E. Delaware Apt. 3D
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 312-867-7239
Email: info@ppdchicago.org

Kids Health -- Postpartum Depression and Caring for Your Baby
http://kidshealth.org/parent/emotions/feelings/ppd.html

Postpartum Education for Parents
http://www.sbpep.org

Postpartum Progress
http://postpartumprogress.com

Womenshealth.gov helpline (English and Spanish)
Phone: 800-994-9662
TDD: 888-220-5446
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., EST. (closed on federal holidays)

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/23/2017

Source: MedicineNet.com
http://www.medicinenet.com/postpartum_depression/article.htm

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